Dangerous Conditions on Public Property
When a state or local government fails to keep public property, such as freeways, roads, or sidewalks safe for use by the general public, unsuspecting passersby can be injured or killed. The government may be held responsible for these injuries by allowing a dangerous condition to exist on public property or public roadway.
Confronting a government entity after an injury can be intimidating, time consuming, and confusing. But at Peterson Law Group, our trial lawyers have the experience, resources and skill to take on government agencies on your behalf. We have been litigating against the government for decades.
What Is a Dangerous Condition?
In order for public property to be considered “dangerous,” the conditions must present a substantial risk of harm to those using the property as it is reasonably expected to be used. These conditions can include the following:
- Hazardous road designs
- Neglectful repair or maintenance on roads and freeways
- Blind curves or poor visibility on roads and freeways
- Broken, inoperable or absent street signs or signals
- Lack of a warning sign where one would expect a sign to be, or should be
- Collapse of an overpass, or a sign falling from a freeway overpass
- Other inadequate safeguards on public roads and freeways
Why You Should Choose Peterson Law Group
The challenges of taking on a public entity can be overwhelming and intimidating, but we are trial attorneys with the experience, knowledge, persistence, and creativity needed to take on your case. We have a strong track record of success and we will fight tirelessly to ensure that you achieve the best possible outcome for your case. Contact our legal team to learn more about your rights and options.
Claims against public entities and government agencies generally must be filed within a specified time as established by California law; this is referred to as the Statute of Limitations. For example, an injured person must file a notice and claim form with the government agency within six months of the injury or they could permanently forfeit their right to seek compensation for their injuries. Do not delay. Even if you are unsure whether you have claim, contact us as soon as possible.